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Proposed Cluster of ExcellenceREASONS River ecosystems in the Anthropocene

The UDEs and its partner universities’ excellent water research has prevailed in the first round of the two-stage competition as part of the Excellence Strategy from the federal and state governments with the research project ‘REASONS – river ecosystems in the anthropocene, sustainable scientific solutions’.

The interdisciplinary research team of the proposed Cluster of Excellence REASONS develop a concept for the management of freshwater ecosystems to ensure their resilience  for future challenges such as climate change.

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Announcements & Events

March 7, 2024 ZWU Water Café

Every first Thursday of the month at the "Brücke" in Essen - Exchange & networking & getting to know each other

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March 22, 2024 World Water Day

World Water Day celebration adressing the importance of water as a resource - networking & information - join us!

Agenda & Registration

June 24. - 28., 2024 19th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies

Conference by the International Water Association (IWA) supported by the ZWU

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News

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February 2024 Water Science Alliance under New Leadership

Under the leadership of the newly elected co-chairs, Prof. Dr. Martina Flörke from Ruhr-University Bochum and Prof. Dr. Florian Leese from the University of Duisburg-Essen, the German Water Research Alliance has secured a funding of 100,000 euros for the support of young researchers from the Bernhard and Ursula Plettner-Foundation.

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February 2024 Minister Brandes opens FutureLab.NRW

A digital model laboratory for the analytics of the future: On February 19th, NRW Minister for Culture and Science Ina Brandes opened the FutureLab.NRW at the Institute for Environment and Energy, Technology and Analytics in front of over 100 guests from business and science.

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February 2024 MERCUR funding for Junior Professor Dr. Anzhela Galstyan

The project: "Development of new photosensitisers for photocatalytic disinfection" by Junior Professor Dr. Anzhela Galstyan and Dr. Johannes Karges is funded by MERCUR. The chemists want to contribute to combating the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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February 2024 Natural Water to Hydrogen Kickoff

The kick-off event on February 5, 2024 marked the start of the “Natural Water to Hydrogen” project.

Looking forward to to seeing the results and impact the project will have!

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February 2024 Highly cited researcher 2023

According to the current list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2023”, two ZWU members are among the most frequently cited researchers in the world: Prof.'in Dr.-Ing. Martina Flörke (Hydrology and Water Resources Management, RUB) and Prof. Dr. Alexander Probst (Environmental Metagenomics, Research Center One Health Ruhr)

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February 2024 Success in the Excellence Strategy competition

The excellent water research of the UDE and its partner universities has been successful in the first round of the two-stage excellence competition organised by the federal and state governments with the research project "REASONS - river ecosystems in the anthropocene, sustainable scientific solutions".

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February 2024 New research results from the Senckenberg Institute

An international research team, including UDE Professor Dr Peter Haase, has been able to show for the first time how the ecological quality of rivers changed annually between 1992 and 2019. The results have been published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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News from the network More ZWU News

Here you can find more news from the ZWU network from 2023 and previous years.

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The strategic research area coordinated by the ZWU

One of the greatest challenges for the 21st century is to ensure the sustainable use of the global resource water. The strategic research area "water research" established by the University of Duisburg-Essen and headed by the Centre for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU) is dedicated to adress the growing challenges.

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The FutureWaterCampus

The FuturewaterCampus (FWC) promotes the development and expansion of research infrastructure in the fields of membrane, algae and photocatalysis research.

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German Society for Membrane Technology (DGMT) e.V.

The office of the German Society for Membrane Technology (DGMT) e.V. is located at the ZWU. For more information on the DGMT please visit the DGMT website.

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Water Science Alliance (WSA) e.V.

The office of the Water Science Alliance (WSA) e.V. is located at the ZWU. For more information on the WSA please visit the WSA website.

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